The Sapta Bhagyas of Karnataka Government

2013ರಲ್ಲಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಚುನಾವಣೆ ನಡೆದು ಸಿದ್ದರಾಮಯ್ಯನವರ ನೇತೃತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ಸ್ ಸರಕಾರ ಅಧಿಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದಿತು. ಚುಕ್ಕಾಣಿ ಹಿಡಿದ ಕೆಲವೇ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವಿವಿಧ ‘ಭಾಗ್ಯ’ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಘೋಷಿಸಲಿಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭಿಸಿತು. ಅನ್ನ ಭಾಗ್ಯ, ಶಾದಿ ಭಾಗ್ಯ, ಕ್ಷೀರ ಭಾಗ್ಯ ಎಂಬ ಹೆಸರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ತಾನೊಂದು ಸೋಷಿಯಲಿಸ್ಟ್ ಸರಕಾರ ಎಂದು ಸಾಬೀತುಪಡಿಸುವ ದಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಹಾಕಿತು. ಈ ಸರಕಾರದ ಐದು ವರುಷಗಳ ಅವಧಿ ಇನ್ನೇನು ಮುಗಿಯಲಿದೆ, ಮುಂದಿನ ತಿಂಗಳ 12ರಂದು ಹೊಸ ಚುನಾವಣೆ. ಈ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಳೆದ ಐದು ವರ್ಷಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಸರಕಾರದಿಂದ... Continue Reading →

Krishna’s Message on Dharma vs Power

In the ‘bhagavadyAna’ upa-parva of the ‘udyOga’ parva of mahAbharata, there is a very interesting incident which gives us a great lesson on the duty of a person when dharma is in danger. The pAndavas decide that peace must yet be given one last opportunity. Krishna decides he must play the role of the peace... Continue Reading →

The Cleansing of Jaya-Vijaya Inside Us

Note: This post is heavily influenced by the pravachana of Padma Sri Bannanje Govindacharya on the topic of narasimhaavatara. Many pranamas to him. (I have made a few extrapolations to what he has said) The story of jaya and vijaya — the doorkeepers of vaikunta — is well known to all readers of vaishnava literature. Their refusal to allow... Continue Reading →

Krishna — One Who is Always ‘satyavAk’

Those well versed in shAstras will tell you that paramAtma always says satya — truth. He never goes back on his words — he never lies — he never fails to keep his promise. The entire second adhyaya of the brahmasutras, as Sri Madhwacharya has elucidated — highlight this single quality of the paramatma — that he is ‘निर्दोष’ — without any defect. Therefore, if he did... Continue Reading →

The Childhood of Sri Madhwacharya

Sri Madhwacharya, the great vedanta acharya, who propagated the siddanta of tattvavada, was born in the 13th Century at Pajaka, near Udupi, Karnataka. There are two dates — 1199 C.E and 1238 C.E — that is proposed by scholars as his date of birth. But 1238 C.E is the more widely accepted date. There is, however, no confusion over... Continue Reading →

Udupi Paryaya: A Unique Tradition

On the 18th of January 2018, Sri Sri Vidyadheesha Tirtha Swamiji of the Sri Palimaru Matha will be taking over the responsibility of worshipping the Lord Krishna murthy at Udupi. This occasion is known as the “paryaya” mahotsava and is a unique tradition in the entire world — and one that has survived for nearly 500 years!... Continue Reading →

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